Taught course

International Journalism

Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies

Entry requirements

Suitable for aspiring journalists, mid-career practitioners and graduates wishing to deepen their understanding of journalism. Applicants should possess a higher education degree of at least lower second class honours (2:2), or a non-UK qualification recognised by the University as being equivalent to this. This requirement may be waived for candidates with relevant professional qualifications or experience.

International News Reporting; International News Production; Journalism and New Technology; and Information Gathering and Analysis.

Months of entry


Course content

The course offers the opportunity to gain a perspective on 21st century journalism in different media and in different countries. It offers a mix of practice and theory, techniques and advanced academic study.

The taught component of the course amounts to 120 credits. Students complete this across two semesters (Autumn and Spring) from the end of September to the beginning of June. Students are then required to submit a dissertation at the end of August. The dissertation carries 60 credits.

This degree offers practical journalism, but remains an academic Masters degree. The practical working environment within the degree aims to deepen professional knowledge and challenge understandings. Students choose to specialise in broadcast, documentary, magazine or newspaper.

Special Features
  • Attracts international students wanting to strengthen the journalistic competence in their own countries.
  • Provides a richness of exposure (through the multicultural nature of the student body) to comparative international media practices.
  • It is aimed at journalists wanting a period of reflection and study about the practice of 21st century journalism.

For more information, please visit http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/postgraduate/course/detail/p160.html

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English must obtain a British Council IELTS score of at least 7.0, or an equivalent English language qualification. However, applicants with an IELTS score of 6.5 will be considered provided they undertake and successfully complete the University’s eight-week pre-sessional English course.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Huw Thomas
+44 (0)29 2087 4786